Steak and Beer Pie

    2 hours 5 minutes

    This is a great steak pie that is full of large tender cubes of beef and vegetables in a thick ale gravy. The filling is pre-cooked so the baking is about getting a perfect pie crust.

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    Serves: 6 

    • Filling
    • 600g casserole steak, cubed
    • 2 cups (500ml) beer (ale) or Guinness
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 large onions, diced
    • 2 large leeks, diced
    • 2 large carrots, diced
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • bouquet garni
    • 2 teaspoons English mustard
    • Pastry
    • 450g puff pastry
    • 1 egg, whisked

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour35min  ›  Ready in:2hours5min 

    1. Marinate the steak in the beer overnight. Drain, saving the beer then coat the meat with the flour, salt and pepper. (Don't use more flour or the gravy will get too gluey).
    2. Heat the oil in a saucepan and brown the meat a few pieces a time then remove the cooked pieces to a bowl when they are done.
    3. Put the onion, garlic, leeks, carrots and mustard in the same saucepan then cook until the onion and carrots are soft.
    4. If it looks dry add a bit of water. When the mixture is cooked tip it into the bowl with the meat.
    5. Return the empty saucepan to the heat and turn up then pour in half the beer. Let it bubble scraping all the bits stuck to the bottom of the saucepan.
    6. Pour the meat into the saucepan then add the stock, boutquet garni and all the remaining beer and simmer for 45 minutes.
    7. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
    8. Lay the puff pastry into a prepared pie dish.
    9. Pour the filling into the pie shell then add the pastry top and press down round the rim.
    10. Trim the edges and decorate with pastry trimmings then brush with egg and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown.

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    would be excellent on a winters evening with mash potatoes and fresh broccoli. Certainly not a light meal I made our with Venison home brew stout and made individual pies, the kids loved it and so did hubby  -  06 Dec 2011


    Steak and beer, what more can I say? Oh, don't try to be smart and make small ones like me. A big one works just fine minus all the fiddly work, although the little ones are great for the footy.  -  26 Oct 2011